The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone--Especially Ourselves

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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone--Especially Ourselves

by Dan Ariely

Harpercollins Publishers | June 10, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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TheNew York Timesbestselling author ofPredictably IrrationalandThe Upside of Irrationalityreturns with a thought-provoking work that challenges our preconceptions about dishonesty and urges us to take an honest look at ourselves.

Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat?
How do companies pave the way for dishonesty?
Does collaboration make us more or less honest?
Does religion improve our honesty?

Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune, whether it's a white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports. InThe (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, bestselling author Dan Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about than others; how getting caught matters less than we think in whether we cheat; and how business practices pave the way for unethical behavior, both intentionally and unintentionally. Ariely explores how unethical behavior works in the personal, professional, and political worlds, and how it affects all of us, even as we think of ourselves as having high moral standards. But all is not lost. Ariely also identifies what keeps us honest, pointing the way for achieving higher ethics in our everyday lives.

With compelling personal and academic findings,The (Honest) Truth About Dishonestywill change the way we see ourselves, our actions, and others.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 in

Published: June 10, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062183613

ISBN - 13: 9780062183613

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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone--Especially Ourselves

by Dan Ariely

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 in

Published: June 10, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062183613

ISBN - 13: 9780062183613

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TheNew York Timesbestselling author ofPredictably IrrationalandThe Upside of Irrationalityreturns with a thought-provoking work that challenges our preconceptions about dishonesty and urges us to take an honest look at ourselves.

Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat?
How do companies pave the way for dishonesty?
Does collaboration make us more or less honest?
Does religion improve our honesty?

Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune, whether it's a white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports. InThe (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, bestselling author Dan Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about than others; how getting caught matters less than we think in whether we cheat; and how business practices pave the way for unethical behavior, both intentionally and unintentionally. Ariely explores how unethical behavior works in the personal, professional, and political worlds, and how it affects all of us, even as we think of ourselves as having high moral standards. But all is not lost. Ariely also identifies what keeps us honest, pointing the way for achieving higher ethics in our everyday lives.

With compelling personal and academic findings,The (Honest) Truth About Dishonestywill change the way we see ourselves, our actions, and others.

About the Author

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is the founder and director of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. His work has been featured in many outlets, including theNew York Times, theWall Street Journal, theWashington Post, theBoston Globe, and others. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife, Sumi, and their two creative children, Amit and Neta.

Editorial Reviews

"Anyone who lies should read this book. And those who claim not to tell lies are liars. So they sould read this book too. This is a fascinating, learned, and funny book that will make you a better person." (A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically and Drop Dead Healthy)